Electric GT takes its next step and announces the beginnings of a calendar
Electric GT will officially begin in earnest this winter as the series has confirmed Jerez will host the opening two rounds on November 3-4.
The main-season opener will be held the week after a behind-closed-doors ‘practice race’ at Pau, with 10 races then comprising the Tesla Model S P100D-based championship.
Electric GT is offering free tickets to some fans for the Jerez race, with a limited number being made available for those who register on Electric GT’s site.
Much of the rest of the calendar is yet to be finalised, with only Jerez, Nürburgring’s round six on June 29, Assen’s round seven (July 20/21) and the season-ending race at Portimao on October 12/13 confirmed. Paul Ricard is expected to host round three in early 2019, and Silverstone hoped to host the series in September.
Two further rounds are still to be announced.
The format remains as revealed previously, with a 60km day race and 60km dusk race following a 60-minute three-heat qualifying. It will be the headline attraction of what is being dubbed a ‘weekend-long festival of technology and innovation and sustainability’, also featuring ekarting and esports.
Races will be broadcast live on YouTube.
The series has also confirmed that it is in ‘open discussion with several investors to close the first institutional fundraising round and complete the project’s financing before its definitive launch this autumn.’
Already on board are Pirelli and DHL, with Tesla not involved in an official capacity as yet.
Electric Production Car Series – 2018/19 Calendar
Pre-Race Circuit Pau Arnos, France Oct 26/27 2018
R1 & 2 Circuito de Jerez, Spain Nov 3/4 2018
R3 Circuit Paul Ricard France (TBA) Feb/Mar 2019
R4 & 5 TBA TBA (TBA) May 2019
R6 Nürburgring, Germany Jun 29 2019
R7 Circuit Park Assen, Netherlands Jul 20/21 2019
R8 Silverstone, UK (TBA) Sept 2019
R9 TBA TBA (TBA) Sept 2019
R10 Algarve Portimao Circuit, Portugal Oct 12/13 2019